BRADFORD pool ace Karl Boyes was playing at the Ultimate Pool Pro Series in Blackpool over the weekend, alongside Keighley pair Arfan Dad and Chris Melling.

Only Dad made much of an impression in event five, which took place first.

While Melling was knocked out in the last-64 with a 7-6 defeat to Jon McAllister and Boyes lost 7-3 to eventual semi-finalist Neil Raybone in the last-32 after getting a bye in his opener, Dad got some good wins under his belt.

He thumped Ryan Lambeth 7-2 before coming out on top in the 13th and deciding frame to beat the talented Stevie Dempsey.

That put the Keighley native into a last-16 encounter against Rob Wharne, but this time he was on the wrong end of a 7-6 thriller.

The tournament was won by one of the best players around, as Tom Cousins beat Shaun Storry 8-4 in the final.

Boyes, who now lives in Blackpool, was thumped 7-3 by Ian Ali in his Pro Series event six opener, making it a miserable weekend on the baize for him.

But Melling thrashed Ryan Pisani 7-2 in the last-64, while Dad cruised past Peter Mullaney 7-3.

The former bowed out in the last-32, going down 7-4 to Chris Day, but the latter reached the last-16 once again, as he beat Amy Beauchamp by the same scoreline.

Dad thrashed Joe O’Connor 7-1 at that stage, putting him into a quarter-final against Jake McCartney.

Arfan Dad played some excellent pool at the Pro Series in Blackpool over the weekend, reaching at least the last-16 in both events. (Image: Ultimate Pool.)

But that was where the Keighley man’s tournament ended, as he lost the last-eight clash 7-3.

McCartney went on to win the tournament, beating Declan Brennan 8-5 in the final.

Dad and Melling are both back in action later this week, as they play in the qualifying rounds of the World Eightball Pool Federation World Eightball Championships.

The former is action on Wednesday morning, with his opening qualifier against Damien Grondin, while Melling takes to the baize at the same time when he faces Hanis Gany.